1,200 mile challenge – January 2021
In January, after 31 half marathons each, equating to over 1,200 miles between them, three friends completed their incredible challenge and raised over £6,000!!
Brad, Michael and Jamie decided to run a half marathon every day last month to raise money for our Access to Employment service in memory of Brad’s father, Glenn who sadly passed away last January. Glenn was an inspirational and popular figure at YMCA Trinity Group and helped form the A2E programme in 2016.
Reflecting on after completing the challenge, Brad said: “What a month that was, I can’t believe that we got to the end in one piece. I am overwhelmed by the support we received from family, friends and strangers. It was truly incredible.
The money we have received so far is phenomenal and I know that every penny will make a huge difference to helping give young people an opportunity. It is truly heartwarming, knowing that I am able to help raise funds for something that was such a big part of my dad’s life. Now to let our bodies recover before we start training for the next challenge…”
YMCA works with and for young people, offering them help and support in times of need. By fundraising on our behalf, in whatever way you can, you can help ensure our work continues.
1. Do it yourself: organise your own event and have fun!
Fancy organising a bake sale, a karaoke party or a face painting competition?
Find great ideas in our Free YMCA Fundraising Pack (6,947KB, PDF). Have fun with your friends and families and raise money for YMCA.
2. Take on a challenge: Run, swim, cycle … for YMCA
Fancy taking on a new challenge? Join TEAM YMCA and book your place on one of our exciting challenge events and raise money for the YMCA Trinity Group.
3. Do it with us: Help us during one of our fundraising events and give back to the community!
We have a number of exciting fundraising events organised by YMCA, which you could be a part of. Joining our fundraising team as a fundraising volunteer and finding yourself shaking a bucket at a busy football match or helping guest at a wine tasting event. Contact us today to receive our fundraising calendar.
What your can expect from us:
- Free YMCA Fundraising Packs – Jam packed with exciting ideas to successfully organise your own fun event. Includes marketing tips, sponsorship ideas and information on how to set up your own Virgin Money Giving page.
- E marketing materials – If you would like marketing materials to promote your event please email our Fundraising Team, or alternatively take a look at our useful download packs below.
- Collection buckets, T-shirts + promotional items (depending on availability).
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how you can get involved.